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Mission, Vision and Ursuline Values

Our Mission

Saint Ursula Academy is a nurturing Catholic educational community founded in the Ursuline tradition. Saint Ursula encourages academic excellence and empowers each student to become a woman of faith, integrity and courage committed to building a better world. 

Our Vision

As we live our Ursuline mission we:
  • Provide a rigorous college preparatory program that leads each student to knowledge and self discovery
  • Ensure that our Catholic mission is the cornerstone of all that we do, while at the same time respecting and welcoming students, parents, faculty, and staff of all faiths
  • Challenge students to be open-minded critical thinkers and lifelong learners who study all aspects of an issue and form opinions based upon inquiry and analysis
  • Model the joy of learning
  • Develop young women with self-confidence, high self-esteem and integrity, aware of their own unique gifts and the responsibility they have to use these gifts to benefit themselves and others
  • Expect students to assume responsibility for their actions while having the freedom to express themselves and take appropriate risks
  • Provide caring support for each student's academic, emotional, social, psychological, and physical needs
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion as we celebrate the dignity of each person
  • Guide students to develop empathy for others both less and more fortunate than themselves
  • Emphasize the importance of balance in their lives as they learn to make prudent choices
  • Inspire students to develop their personal relationship with God leading them to grow into the persons God created them to be
  • Provide students opportunities to be involved in activities that are appropriately counter-cultural, and that challenge the status quo
  • Ultimately Saint Ursula Academy graduates young women who are reflective thinkers, servant leaders, nurturers and prophets

CORE VALUES of an Ursuline Education

Christ-Centered Spirit
 
 
 Christ-Centered Spirit
 
 
The Christian cross is combined with an outward and inwardly radiating backdrop to reinforce the faith, hope and eternal life it symbolizes. 
Emphasis on Diversity
 
 
 Emphasis on Diversity
 
This symbol is reminiscent of a kaleidoscope with its everchanging patterns of harmony.
Personal Care

 

Personal Care for the Individual
 
The maternal theme suggests the care a mother extends to her helpless child.
 
Recognition

Recognition of the Dignity of the Gifts of Women

 
This exuberant symbol depicts the confident and gifted female encased in a crescent moon, inherently associated with the feminine.
 
Emphasis of the Whole Person

Emphasis on the Development of the Whole Person

 
The holistic approach to caring is symbolized by the flower, nurtured by gentle hands.
Spirit of Optimisim

 

Spirit of Optimism and Openness
 
Three dancing flames intercept a path reminiscent of the yellow brick road symbolizing an open heart and mind to cultivate along life’s journey.
Academic Excellence

 

Academic Excellence
 
 
The open book with the blue ribbon symbolizes our pursuit of academic excellence.
Academic Excellence

 

Strong Family Spirit 
 
 
Three friends with their arms around one another, shoulder to shoulder remind us of the girls singing their school song A New Dawn.
 
Academic Excellence
 
Commitment to Christian Service 
 
Using the suggestion of the washing of feet with gentle waves lapping show our commitment of service in our faith.